Result: Nico Rosberg clinches pole position for German Grand Prix

Mercedes's Nico Rosberg will start on pole position at this weekend's German Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring.

Nico Rosberg has secured pole position for tomorrow's German Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring after setting the fastest lap time in qualifying this afternoon.

The German, who currently leads the drivers' championship, was 0.219 seconds faster than Williams's Valtteri Bottas, while his teammate Felipe Massa completes the top three.

The red flag was brought out early on when Lewis Hamilton suffered a brake failure, resulting in his Mercedes spinning and colliding heavily with the barriers.

The Briton had already posted a fast enough lap time to ensure that he progressed to Q2, but had to undergo medical checks which prevented him from taking part in the remainder of the session.

McLaren's Jenson Button narrowly missed out on a place in the top 10 after Sergio Perez set a quick time late in Q2, but Kevin Magnussen managed to claim fourth in the sister McLaren.

1. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
2. Valtteri Bottas (Williams)
3. Felipe Massa (Williams)
4. Kevin Magnussen (McLaren)
5. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
6. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
7. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
8. Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso)
9. Nico Hulkenberg (Force India)
10. Sergio Perez (Force India)
11. Jenson Button (McLaren)
12. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
13. Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso)
14. Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber)
15. Romain Grosjean (Lotus)
16. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
17. Adrian Sutil (Sauber)
18. Jules Bianchi (Marussia)
19. Pastor Maldonado (Lotus)
20. Kamui Kobayashi (Caterham)
21. Max Chilton (Marussia)
22. Marcus Ericsson (Caterham)

Nico Rosberg of Mercedes GP prepares to drive during practice for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix on March 14, 2014
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